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Old 25th October 2017, 04:02 PM
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Default Re: 5 Stages of Religious Evolution

workmx said View Post
The Irreverent Mr Black said View Post
It's an interesting hypothesis, so far.

Are there any particular studies or books which helped form it?
Not sure that this is a hypothesis: is it falsifiable or testable?
A hypothesis (plural hypotheses) is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon. For a hypothesis to be a scientific hypothesis, the scientific method requires that one can test it. Scientists generally base scientific hypotheses on previous observations that cannot satisfactorily be explained with the available scientific theories. Even though the words "hypothesis" and "theory" are often used synonymously, a scientific hypothesis is not the same as a scientific theory. A working hypothesis is a provisionally accepted hypothesis proposed for further research.[1]
I never called it scientific.

I didn't see any testing, and thus didn't regard the set of ideas as constituting a theory.
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